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Sheep Clearance Prohibition Notice
South Moor clear period from 12 November to 26 November & North Moor clear period from 19 November to 3 December. In accordance with The Dartmo More ...
Update on BPS
Members of Council attended a meeting with Mark Grimshaw, Chief Executive, Rural Payments Agency on 19 August 2016 at the RPA office in Exeter. More ...
New Hope for Ponies on Dartmoor
News release issued on behalf of the Pony Action Group. On Dartmoor Members of the Pony Action Group (PAG) are approaching the forthcoming pony dri More ...
TB Control Plans 2016
If your plan is still correct, a new TB Control Plan is not required & a letter confirming no changes will suffice. Each Association must submit a More ...

Dartmoor is an upland region of moorland in the county of Devon, in the southwest of England. It covers approximately 368 square miles, and rises to 621m (2037 ft) above sea level. Underlying the moor is Carboniferous granite, which is visible at the surface as tors - rocky outcrops at the summits of many of the hills.

The Moor was designated a National Park in 1951. Nearly 36000 hectares (88900 acres) of the Park is common land, some 37% of the Park's whole area and more than 75% of its moorland. Importantly, the commons form the heartland of Dartmoor and that vast open space which is the main reason for its National Park status.

Under the Dartmoor Commons Act (1985), the Commoners' Council is elected to represent the commoners, make regulations about most matters affecting the management of the commons and the welfare of stock on the commons, and to enforce the Dartmoor Commoners' Council Regulations.

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Lambing & Bird Watching Season

1st March - 31st July

Always keep your dog under close control in the vicinity of farm animals. Guidance Leaflet

Sick & Injured Animals on Dartmoor

Contact LIVESTOCK PROTECTION OFFICER Karla McKechnie on 07873 587561

Road Traffic Incidents Involving Animals on Dartmoor

In the event of an incident or road traffic accident involving anima More ...

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